Friday, June 12, 2020

Bayard Rustin

TED-Ed: An unsung hero of the civil rights movement - Christina Greer

Learn about the life of Bayard Rustin, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, a gay rights activist, and one of Martin Luther King’s closest advisors.

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington to nearly a quarter million people. None of it would have been possible without the march’s chief organizer – a man named Bayard Rustin. Christina Greer details his life of advocacy as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and the challenges he faced as an openly gay black man.

Lesson by Christina Greer, directed by Anton Bogaty.


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51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

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83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

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